Quotes By Drummer Will Champion

Will Champion is an English musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer and backing vocalist of the alternative rock band Coldplay.

“Optimism is the key.” – Will Champion

“The first time we all played as a band, I think it was in January 1998, in Jonny’s bedroom.” – Will Champion

“Coldplay are just four friends trying to make great music.” – Will Champion

“It is worrying, but we feel as though our first album is a representation of our musical career of the first years up to this point.” – Will Champion

“Well, the stuff on the album we are a hundred per cent sure that we’ll never get sick of because that was a very careful selection process.” – Will Champion

“A lot of the time there is a lot of melancholy in the lyrics.” – Will Champion

“When you write something it has to hit the level that you accept as being good.” – Will Champion

“I think hopefully we’ve got enough brain cells left to decide if our music is really worth something.” – Will Champion

“We’re trying to find somewhere we can set up and work. In all these years we haven’t got a HQ, our own studio or anything like that. We want somewhere that we can sort of hole up and see what happens.” – Will Champion

“We’re also passionate about music and very critical about the music that we listen to.” – Will Champion

“At the end of the day, we’re just trying to prevent each other from going mad.” – Will Champion

“I can’t do all that riddly diddly stuff. I’m not good enough. It’s all about not playing.” – Will Champion

“Two weeks later, we played our first concert and had 100 people there. It was pretty cool.” – Will Champion

“A lot of times when we play in countries where English isn’t the first language we get accused of being melancholy and miserable.” – Will Champion

“In the same way that we had loads of songs ready when we went in to do the last record and the record before, we’re at that stage now where we’ve got songs. I think they will need a lot of work, we need to learn how to play them. We’ve learnt from mistakes on the last record in terms of the idea that it’s most important for us to play the songs together and to have them as live as possible.” – Will Champion

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